A new Pfizer/Comirnaty booster vaccine (Adapted XBB1.5) will be available this Autumn 2023. We are currently taking appointments for both Flu and booster vaccines, with a commencement date of Monday October 2nd scheduled.


As per NIAC guidelines the following groups are recommended for an Autumn Booster:

those aged 50 years and older

those aged 5-49 with immunocompromise associated with suboptimal response to vaccination

those aged 5-49 with medical conditions associated with a higher risk of Covid -19 hospitalisation, severe disease or death

those aged 18-49 who following discussion of their reasons with a healthcare provider (i.e GP, Pharmacist, or Vaccination Centre), request vaccination.

Health and care workers


In addition, the following groups remain eligible for COVID-19 vaccination throughout the year.

-Primary courses for those aged 6 months and older.

-First booster dose for people aged 18 years and over, or 12 years and over if immunocompromised.

-Pregnant women in the appropriate stage of pregnancy and where the appropriate time since last dose of vaccine has elapsed.


Contact us by phone (021 42723900) or email ‘info@minihans.ie’ to enquire further.

All enquiries by email please: info@minihans.ie
with subject ‘Covid Vaccination’

Include your name, address, date of birth, PPS number.

We will arrange a time for your appointment as soon as possible. Thank you.




*******************Flu Vaccines**************************

Flu vaccines are also available in Minihans Pharmacy. You can get the flu vaccine for free if you are in an at-risk group. Contact us for more details.

People at-risk:

All people 65 years of age and older

Children from 2 to 12 (Nasal spray- due in October*)

  • All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • People with a long-term medical condition – for example, a heart, lung, kidney, liver or neurological disease
  • People with diabetes
  • People with cancer
  • People living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
  • People who are a household contact of someone at risk or a carer
  • Healthcare workers
  • People with Down Syndrome
  • People with haemoglobinopathies (blood disorders)
  • People with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs
  • People with a body mass index (BMI) of over 40
This year as per NIAC guidelines only children aged 13-17 who are in an at risk group are eligible for a free flu vaccine.